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Half Day Hollywood and Beverly Hills Tour
"This tour is quite unique and will allow guest passengers flexibility of time in the maximum comfort and enjoyment of their ride through Hollywood and Beverly Hills. After meeting at the departure point you will go through Hollywood Boulevard over onto the famed Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard and finally through Beverly Hills to your destination on Rodeo Drive. There you will enjoy world-class shopping and dining for approximately 90-minutes before re-boarding for the return of the tour through West Hollywood and other Hollywood Areas. You will also receive discounts at select restaurants and cafes as well as shoppin the chauffeur will take the best route available for maximum sightseeing and enjoyment and comfort.""""Enjoy this unique experience in an open-air
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Santa Monica Street Art Bike Tour
"Spend an unforgettable 3-4 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica's charming Main Street and stops at Venice Beach near Muscle Beach the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach's Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour- Rip Cronk Emily Winters Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances. Afterwards you'll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals
From $69.00
 
"Los Angeles City Tour Including Farmers Market
"Los Angeles City Tour Including Farmers Market Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Bike Ride""Your LA day tour starts when you meet up with your small group and follow your guide on a walk down Hollywood Boulevard. See some of your favorite 'stars' on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and pass by the TCL Chinese Theatre and Dolby Theatre en route to a secret garden oasis and other hidden gems.Hop on a local bus for a brief ride to the Los Angeles Farmers Market — aka the Original Farmers Market — established in 1934. Meander past and purchase something delicious for lunch (own expense). Then take a quick bus ride to the heart of Beverly Hills and indulge in a provided cupcake tasting at a bakery. Afterward visit the Paley Center for Media
From $60.00

Downtown Tips (46)

Bradbury Building

You might be tempted to pass by this building if you were to judge it from the non descript exterior but if you venture inside you will be in for a treat-the naturally lighted atrium courtyard topped...
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Dabs
Jan 29, 2012

Working winery in downtown LA!

Kinda hard to find...but worth it, once you do. It's hidden in an industrial part of town, across from Chinatown...down the street from Union Station.They have a small restaurant and wine/liquor...
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tattud_gurl
Dec 10, 2004

Million Dollar Theater

Next door to the Grand Central Market is a building that didn't show up in my guidebook, the Million Dollar Theater. I love ornate terra cotta facades and this one was the most ornate that I saw in...
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Dabs
Nov 01, 2006

Nobody Walks in LA?

(This is a duplicate of one of my transpo tips)Enjoy a walking tour of Downtown Los Angeles. It's a part of this city (one of the only) best explored by foot.Very interesting & educational walking...
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Stasigrace
Apr 04, 2011

See how nice where one would arrrive-Union Stn.

Union Station/Patsouras Transit PlazaHere is a lovely,colorful spot on the grounds of a place thought to be rather mundane. Here is where thousands of weary travellers and city workers pass throughout...
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marinarena
Aug 31, 2006

Bella Union Hotel & The Los Angeles Star Markers

Located on a wall facing west towards Main Street from the Fletcher Bowron Square are two California Historical Landmark plaques. The first is the California Historical Landmark #656 Bella Union Hotel...
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Yaqui
Jan 17, 2010

Angels Flight Railway

The Angels Flight funicular was nicknamed "the shortest railway in the world" and unfortunately I think you need to add another adjective, non operational. It opened on December 31, 1901, the two...
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Dabs
Apr 04, 2011

Frank Putnam Flint Fountain

This plaque reads: The fountain is dedicated to and commemorates the public service of Frank Putnam Flint, United States Senator, 1905-1911. "While representing California in the US Senate in 1906,...
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Yaqui
Jan 17, 2010

Don't overlook St. Vincent Court

Years after first discovering downtown, I just stumbled across St. Vincent Court, a rather charming alley (yes, a downtown alley with charm can exist!) in an otherwise a fairly drab area. The palette...
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marinarena
Aug 31, 2008

Sister Cities of Los Angeles

Located on the corner of N. Main Street and W. 1st Street. It's a unique mileage signpost with arrows pointing to Los Angeles 21 sister cities.Los Angeles, California Convention and Visitors Bureau333...
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Yaqui
Jan 17, 2010

Fire Department War Memorial

Located near the corner of W.1st Street and Temple Street within the City Hall Park it is dedicated to the memory of Firemen who have lost their lives during duty. It was dedicated in 1944.Los...
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Yaqui
Jan 17, 2010

But, Yes, There is a Downtown Here!

OK, so, tourists that come to L.A. say that they want to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, the beach and the other usual sights. The tourist guides really cater to those but much to...
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marinarena
Mar 06, 2013
 
 
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Art - Architecture

The Broadway Spring Center is a parking garage and businesses. What caught my attention is the huge carved reliefs on the sides of the building. Very impressive and encouraging to know at least the...
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Museum of Tolerance

Wonderful resource for the Holocaust and other diversity issues. Take the tour first, then you can wander on your own. Give yourself plenty of time to soak it all in....about 3 hours. There are...
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Hollywood Boulevard & The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Artists Susan Krieg, Preston Craig, Rodd Swerdloff, Geoffry Tuttle, Jennifer Snoeynick, Jeanna Abbey Cobelli, Jasser Membreno, Kate Macomber-Jones, and Lindsey King in 2003 painted the rollup doors...
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Los Angeles City Hall

We reached Los Angeles City Hall in downtown LA by taking the metro to Civic Centre on the red line. The City Hall is next to Grand Park which is quite a pleasant place with fountains and flags. Los...
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Bradbury Building

This is a beautiful, well-known landmark in downtown Los Angeles. The building is lovely and worth a visit for itself, especially the inside, and visitors are free to roam the lobby and stairs, but...
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Grand Central Market

To get to Grand Central Market take the red metro line to Pershing Square Station. The market is opposite the Angels Flight railway. Grand Central Market has food stalls and cafes and bars. It dates...
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